Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 28th of July, 2022

Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 28th of July, 2022

Call summary

Welcome to the bi-weekly call focused on Microsoft 365 client-side development. In this call, we focus on using Viva Connections and SharePoint Framework to build solutions for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Online.

New this week


  • Using OneDrive File Picker v8 control in your solution – Microsoft’s newest GA File Picker v8 “control” code is available to third party developers. Picker is an .aspx page hosted within a Microsoft service that you interact via post messages and appears in your app as an embedded iframe or popup displaying content from a SharePoint library or OneDrive. Sample code in JavaScript, TypeScript, C#, React, with or without SDK. Deep dive into 3 samples.
  • How to create custom list forms with SPFx – customize forms using the SPFx React FormCustomizer component extension delivered in SPFx v1.15. Ability to add, edit and display items to a form. Works with lists, libraries, Document Sets, and PnP DynamicForm (control), for enterprise-level custom solutions. In demo, scaffold the FormCustomizer using Yeoman Generator. Extend/override the BaseFormCustomizer. code and debug your Form Customizer, step through form item editing capabilities, package and deploy using PowerShell.

The host of this call is Patrick Rodgers (Microsoft) | @mediocrebowler. Q&A takes place as always in chat throughout the call.

Agenda items


Demo references

Thank you for your great work. Samples are often showcased in Demos.

Open-source project status

PnP ProjectCurrent versionRelease/Status
SharePoint Framework (SPFx)v1.14 GA, v1.15 RCv1.16 preview late July/early August, v1.16 GA September
PnPjs Client-Side Librariesv2.13 GA, v3.5.1 GAVersion 3.6 to be released Aug 12th
CLI for Microsoft 365v4.3.0 GA, v5.5.0 GA
Reusable SPFx React Controlsv3.9.0, v2.9.0 (SPFx v1.11)
Reusable SPFx React Property Controlsv3.8.0, v2.7.0 (SPFx v1.11)
PnP SPFx Generatorv1.16.0v1.17.0 on the way
PnP Modern Searchv4.7.0 preview, v3.23.0

General Resources

Other mentioned topics

Upcoming calls | Recurrent invites


Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework bi-weekly calls are targeted at anyone who is interested in the JavaScript-based development towards Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online, and also on-premises. Calls are used for the following objectives.

  • SharePoint Framework engineering update from Microsoft
  • Talk about PnP JavaScript Core libraries
  • CLI for Microsoft 365 Updates
  • SPFx reusable controls
  • PnP SPFx Yeoman generator
  • Share code samples and best practices
  • Possible engineering asks for the field - input, feedback, and suggestions
  • Cover any open questions on the client-side development
  • Demonstrate SharePoint Framework in practice in Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Teams or SharePoint context
  • You can download a recurrent invite from Welcome and join the discussion!

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Microsoft 365 PnP team, Microsoft - 28th of July 2022